Ideal as an introduction and as a quick reference, Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies explores the essential concepts used within the field today. Specially edited and written by a range of international experts, key ideas are succinctly explained and illustrated beyond a simple definition. Further reading suggestions and cross-referencing provide the reader with means to develop their knowledge further.

With over 50 entries, from Actor Network Theory to Utopianism, readers have instant access and explanation of the most influential concepts in CMS literature. Clear and engaging, this will provide strong support for all courses involving critical management and is a perfect resource for anyone with an interest in this field.



Definition: Gender is the range of characteristics that are said to differentiate between female and male subjects. These characteristics variously include biological sex, social roles and social identities.

Perspectives on Gender

There are two general means by which perspectives on gender studies might be classified: in terms of their political project (i.e. the way they view society and how they might make changes to society) or in terms of their ontological and epistemological positions (i.e. their views on the nature of knowledge and knowledge production or methodology). There are significant overlaps between gender studies and feminist studies and in many cases the terms are used synonymously. However, a political project is always fundamental to feminist studies, and this is not always the case in gender studies. ...

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